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Its become crystal clear than Sean McDermott is a hell of a good sport.  In hindsight it is obvious that he knows the Bills now possess an unfair advantage over the rest of the league with Super Josh Allen.  It unusual when off to a 1-2 start to begin scouting playoff opponents.  But the Allen factor allows us to get an early start on this (beats the heck out of worrying about the 2019 draft).  

Lets start with the AFC.  Aside from Allen this is a pretty mediocre division, with the starkest contrasts being at the QB position.  One team has a senior citizen, another a WR playing QB, and the next a mere mortal rookie with interception tendencies.  The fourth team has  a QB who has the fastest release velocity ever measured , who can fly , and leap over defenders.  Strong strong advantage to the Bills.

I look for the Bills to go 10-3 the rest of the way, and to win the division with an 11-5 records. 

With help from coaching and officiating I look for the pats to go 8-5 the rest of the way to finish 9-7, and miss out on a playoff spot. 

The dolphins are essentially a .500 team with an hot start on an easy schedule.  Look for them to to go 7-6 the rest of the way and take a wild card spot at 10-6. 

The Jets will prove to be a hot mess down the stretch, and panic when Darnold has a three interception game.  5-8 the rest of the way to finish 6-10

Over in the Central, we see the toughest division in the AFC. That means the teams will help cancel each other out.  
In the end the the Bengals will overcome having Marvin Lewis as a head coach and win the division with a 12-4 record. 

 

The Browns will excite for a bit, but ultimately finish 7-9, because well, Hue Jackson.  The Browns will hire a solid coach in the off season and become an AFC power down the road. 

 

The Steelers and Ravens will fight for the the second spot. Right now I see the Ravens grabbing that spot. It will be enough to clinch the second wildcard.

The AFC north teams have the advantage of playing each other.  At the end Jacksonville will win the division grabbing one of the two remaining spots. 

The AFC West is all the Chiefs who will march to a 13-3 record and clinch home field advantage throughout.  


 

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1 minute ago, RiotAct said:

the sandtraps and water hazards. ;)

 

And end scene!

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26 minutes ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

Its become crystal clear than Sean McDermott is a hell of a good sport.  In hindsight it is obvious that he knows the Bills now possess an unfair advantage over the rest of the league with Super Josh Allen.  It unusual when off to a 1-2 start to begin scouting playoff opponents.  But the Allen factor allows us to get an early start on this (beats the heck out of worrying about the 2019 draft).  

Lets start with the AFC.  Aside from Allen this is a pretty mediocre division, with the starkest contrasts being at the QB position.  One team has a senior citizen, another a WR playing QB, and the next a mere mortal rookie with interception tendencies.  The fourth team has  a QB who has the fastest release velocity ever measured , who can fly , and leap over defenders.  Strong strong advantage to the Bills.

I look for the Bills to go 10-3 the rest of the way, and to win the division with an 11-5 records. 

With help from coaching and officiating I look for the pats to go 8-5 the rest of the way to finish 9-7, and miss out on a playoff spot. 

The dolphins are essentially a .500 team with an hot start on an easy schedule.  Look for them to to go 7-6 the rest of the way and take a wild card spot at 10-6. 

The Jets will prove to be a hot mess down the stretch, and panic when Darnold has a three interception game.  5-8 the rest of the way to finish 6-10

Over in the Central, we see the toughest division in the AFC. That means the teams will help cancel each other out.  
In the end the the Bengals will overcome having Marvin Lewis as a head coach and win the division with a 12-4 record. 

 

The Browns will excite for a bit, but ultimately finish 7-9, because well, Hue Jackson.  The Browns will hire a solid coach in the off season and become an AFC power down the road. 

 

The Steelers and Ravens will fight for the the second spot. Right now I see the Ravens grabbing that spot. It will be enough to clinch the second wildcard.

The AFC north teams have the advantage of playing each other.  At the end Jacksonville will win the division grabbing one of the two remaining spots. 

The AFC West is all the Chiefs who will march to a 13-3 record and clinch home field advantage throughout.  


 

You need to lay down a bet in Vegas.

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1 minute ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

When are the Saints moving over to the AFC?

 

I assume that meant Saints in the Super Bowl

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1 minute ago, Johnnycage46 said:

 

I assume that meant Saints in the Super Bowl

excellent point.  I didn't want to get too far ahead of things, so I stopped at just naming the playoff opponents. 

He answered the question a different way, naming the three teams we will beat.  :)

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1 minute ago, Johnnycage46 said:

 

I assume that meant Saints in the Super Bowl

Since we are just spitballing...absolutely!

 

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Love this by btw! This post is too fun for TSW but it is great to be on the other side of the mountain. 

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If they play like they did against the Vikes every week, then they are playoff bound.

 

Im suspecting that is easier said then done however..

 

Lets see them do it two weeks in a row first.

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